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LAW SCHOOL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
(CFOA No. 84.097)

I.  PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IX, Part E, as amended by
P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 1134n-l134p). (Expires September 30, 1985)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal   Year                 Authorization                 Appropriation

1980              $ 7,500,000         $4,000,000

1981                5,000,000                             3,000,000

1982                1,000,000                                 960,000

1983                1,000,000                                 605,000

1984                1,000,000                              1,000,000

Purpose: To establish or expand programs in accredited law schools to
provide clinical experience to law students.

Eligibility: Individual accredited law schools and a combination or consort-
iurn of accredited law schools.

II.  RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the major program objectives were to continue funding success-
ful projects, and to fund new projects that met the funding criteria.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments

In FY 1984, 44 applicants were awarded $1 million.

C.  Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Students Served: During academic year 1983-84, about 870 law students
benefited from a supervised clinical experience supported by the 29 project
grants. Most of these students gained legal experience in the preparation
and trial of actual cases, including administrative cases and the settle-
ment of suits outside the courtroom, by providing real services, under
supervision, to actual clients.gram,